University of Vermont Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The University of Vermont in Burlington
The University of Vermont in Burlington ( see more UVM photos). rachaelvoorhees / Flickr

University of Vermont Description:

The University of Vermont is a highly rated public university located in Burlington, Vermont. The picturesque campus sits on the shore of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains off to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Founded in 1791, UVM is the fifth oldest university in New England, and it is the first university in the country to admit women and African-Americans into its chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The university has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and in 2009 the Sierra Club named UVM one of only six colleges to earn an "A+" on its environmental report card. On the athletic front, the Vermont Catamounts compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,105 (11,159 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $17,300 (in-state); $40,364 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,578
  • Other Expenses: $1,882
  • Total Cost: $31,960 (in-state); $55,024 (out-of-state)

University of Vermont Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,570
    • Loans: $8,475

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Track & Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Vermont Mission Statement:

"To create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct."